NRS PFD Hydration Pack

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Keep hydrated, on or off the water. The NRS Hydration Pack clips directly on to the back of your PFD. Or clip on the included shoulder straps for running, hiking or any other outdoor activity.
  • Attaches securely to the back of any PFD.
  • Removable backpack-style shoulder straps stow in the front zippered pocket when not in use.
  • The included bladder has a 1.5 liter capacity, plenty of fluid for staying hydrated during strenuous exercise.
  • Replacement bladders are available.
  • Durable outer shell material can withstand overgrown trail running, mountain bike crashes, kayak roll mishaps and most any other abuse you can manage.
  • Padded mesh back breathes easily and stays cool and comfortable against your back
  • Equipped with an outer storage pocket to carry your keys, chap-stick or sunscreen. Dimensions: 11"L x 6"W

Product Reviews

  (15)
  • Capacity: 1.5 liter
  • Includes: 1.5 liter urethane bladder
  • 3.5' flexible hose
  • Padded mesh back
  • Removable shoulder straps
  • Attachment clips for PFD use
  • Outer zippered storage pocket - 11"L x 6"W

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  • NRS PFD Hydration Pack

    Q:

    Are you planning on making a hydration pack in a more visible color than gray and black?
    Asked on 1/14/2014 by Deb from Lancaster, PA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Not at this time, Deb. It's a good idea and I'll pass it along the design folks.

      Answered on 1/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS PFD Hydration Pack

    Q:

    Exactly which model and capacity Camelback or Platypus bladders/reservoirs are owners using to replace the original NRS bladder? There are a lot of options out there and I would like to get one that fits in this pack correctly.
    Asked on 7/24/2013 by tvcrider from Upstate, NY

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      1.5L Camelbaks fit great, as do 1.5L Hydrapak slide-style enclosure bladders!

      Answered on 7/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use the 2 liter camelbak reservoir. It fits in there though you can not fill it all the way. Maybe 4/5ths filled.

      Answered on 7/24/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don¹t know. I have only used the NRS and replaced it with the NRS. The
      tolerances are not generous. The fit is tight. Very vertical, obviously. The
      replacement I got from NRS works great.

      Answered on 7/24/2013 by dkay from boston
  • NRS PFD Hydration Pack

    Q:

    I happen to own this hydration pack and is does work decently. The one thing I am not wild about is the supplied bladder. It is excessively 'pliable' and rather awkward to both fill with water fit into the pack. It has a tremendous tendency to twist and flop around. I read somewhere that others have substituted a Platypus bladder to remedy this issue. Does anyone know if the Platypus Big Zip SL 1.8L will fit in this pack?
    Asked on 7/16/2013 by tvcrider from Upstate, NY

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I got a Camelback and it works great, better than the original bladder.

      Answered on 7/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I tend to use the 1L, but have used bigger in the past.

      Answered on 7/16/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS PFD Hydration Pack

    Q:

    Will this work with a rescue pfd?
    Asked on 3/17/2013 by JB from Southwest Colorado

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi JB,
      Yes, the hydration pack is set up to work on any pfd. I wear mine on an
      Astral Greenjacket and it's pretty comfortable once you get used to the
      extra weight.
      Enjoy,
      Thomas

      Answered on 3/18/2013 by Tom from Richmond, VA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It will certainly attach to a rescue life jacket; however, it may interfere with the operation of the quick-release belt.

      Answered on 3/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I love this hydration pack but I do not know if it will work with a rescue
      pfd. I will say that it requires no special straps to put on. The shoulder
      straps just loop around the existing shoulder openings. Then there is a long
      nylon webbing strap that is attached to the top of the pack, goes over the
      top and then down along the inside of the back where it comes out the bottom
      and then attaches with a clip to the bottom of the pack. It is a very tight
      fit and I have never had any problems with it moving/shifting during rescues
      or rolls. I do have a full length back on my pfd. If you have a short back,
      it may not fit as well.
      David

      Answered on 3/17/2013 by dkay from boston
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this hydration pack on my PFD (non rescue style) while distance paddling; I have a composite touring kayak. Most of my paddling is on the Chesapeake Bay, offshore or the rivers on the eastern shore and this pack is a life saver. I have not experienced any problems while using this and can highly recommend it. It rides well on my back and is comfortable to wear, and most importantly, does not interfere with my paddling.
      J W Fehrer, Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/17/2013 by Joe from Snow Hill MD
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use it with my rescue pfd. It fit fine hardly know its there. I like the idea, it does make me nervous. But have never even tried to do a tow.
      I only use it in protected water good wx.
      Sent from my iPad. Dick Vigue

      Answered on 3/17/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS PFD Hydration Pack
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (5)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Adjustable (7)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (8)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (6)
    • Boating / sailing (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice bag, don't love reservoir

    Very nicely designed hydration pack, with attachment straps likely to work with most PFD's - however, the bag is rather long, and therefore fits a PFD with a full-length back (reaching up to ...Read complete review

    Very nicely designed hydration pack, with attachment straps likely to work with most PFD's - however, the bag is rather long, and therefore fits a PFD with a full-length back (reaching up to base of neck) better than one with a short low back (like many whitewater/rodeo styles), which it actually dangles down from. Also, the "Microban" reservoir has a VERY strong chemical plastic smell and taste - I'm pretty sensitive to that, and so I had to replace it with a Platypus bag (I can't stand Camelback reservoirs either, although this was much worse). Still glad to have bought the pouch itself - nice product. Would love to see a shorter version for the short-back PFD's. . .

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cheap!

    Lowest cost for a hydration bladder I've found. Not as heavy duty as a camel back but if you have a liner that isn't an issue. Made of a thin plastic and no off ...Read complete review

    Lowest cost for a hydration bladder I've found. Not as heavy duty as a camel back but if you have a liner that isn't an issue. Made of a thin plastic and no off switch on the nozzle.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent for kayaking trips

    By Sutrisno

    from Singapore, Singapore

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Highly Adjustable

    Cons

    • Slight plastic taste

    Best Uses

    • Kayaking

    Comments about NRS PFD Hydration Pack:

    Used this hydration pack for countless kayak day trips. You don't feel the weight of it as you paddle. The fact that it clips on to the back of your pfd means no additional straps underneath your pfd. Very convenient because now i don't have to lift my spray cover and dig for water.

    The bladder is pretty basic. Would be good to have a cover for the mouthpiece. Also would be nice to have the option to purchase a push-pull valve to replace the bite valve. Slight taste of the plastic but not a critical issue for me.

    Great pack to be used out kayaking. Hydrate as you paddle and no more digging for water in your cockpit that's for sure.

    • What Is Your Gear Style:
    • Minimalist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Exactly as Expected

    By Paul

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Refill
    • Good Water Flow
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Large Capacity
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Wash Well Before Using

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS PFD Hydration Pack:

      After looking for options when Kayaking, this was the best. In using, it is important to wash the bladder with vinegar water to remove all the plastic taste. Be certain to secure the mouth piece in a spot on your PFD that keeps it from dropping in the water.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Worked as designed on and off PFD

      By none

      from Portland, Or

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Whitewater

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about NRS PFD Hydration Pack:

        Product met my expectations, I will replace it if lost or broken. I used it on and off my PFD. Glad to have had it during the packing up in the full sun.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Prepare for longer paddles!!

        By Tom

        from Richmond, VA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Reservoir pouch size

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS PFD Hydration Pack:

        Great product! Very comfortable once positioned on PFD properly. Easy to use. Definitely extends play time on the water. Bladder size is good for 2-3 hours. Hopefully NRS could make this in different sizes in the future (variations with different siezed bladders/pouches). Would recommend for other boaters/SUPers.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Must have for the Grand Canyon!!

        By Red Ram

        from West By God Virginia

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Versitile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS PFD Hydration Pack:

        This thing is great. Attaches to your PFD to keep you hydrated all day. If you stop to do a side hike, just clip on the pack straps and you are off to enjoy a hydrated hike. Must have on the Grand Canyon or just about any other river trip.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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